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Food and Wine Festival Aims to Create Market for Local Crops

Denise Yamaguchi

Denise Yamaguchi is Chief Executive Officer of the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, which has events across the state. She has helped to raise more than $2 million for culinary education and agricultural programs. The festival?s mission supports future chefs and helps to create markets for local crops.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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